Friday, November 11, 2011

New Groups in San José!

We were very pleased to open four new English groups in downtown San José this week. At left, photos from the Tuesday lunch-hour group, including one Partner who traveled from Puntarenas to be in the group! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to future sessions. As we have mentioned the groups filled very quickly but we are always looking for ways to expand and add new groups. More in our twice-monthly bulletin and in this space...

Estábamos muy contentos al abrir cuatro grupos nuevos de inglés en San José centro esta semana. A la derecha, fotos del grupo de inglés del 11:30 am de los martes, ¡incluyendo a un participante que viajó desde Puntarenas para poder asistir! Los representantes de CR Multilingüe disfrutamos mucho de las sesiones y esperamos muchas conversaciones más. Como hemos mencionado, los grupos se llenaron muy rápidamente, pero siempre buscamos expandir y abrir nuevos grupos para acomodar a más personas. Más aquí y en nuestro boletín bimensual...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Parli Italiano?

Como anunciamos en nuestro boletín más reciente (verlo en español acá), tenemos dos grupos nuevos de italiano disponibles, ambos en Pavas: uno los jueves a las 7 pm en la casa de un voluntario, y el otro los viernes a las 4:30 pm en la Panadería Pío. Ambos grupos están co-organizados por el Círculo Cultural Italiamos. ¿Interesados? Por favor escríbanos...

As we announced in our most recent bulletin (see it in English here), we have two new Italian groups ready to go in Pavas: Thursdays at 7 pm in a volunteer home, and Fridays at 4:30 pm at the Panadería Pío. Both groups are co-organized by the Italiamos Cultural Circle. Interested? Please write us...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cambios / Changes to Our Blog

Nuestro blog ha cambiado un poquito para darles a los participantes en Conversaciones en su Comunidad una manera más fácil para encontrar información actualizada sobre los grupos y ver noticias sobre el programa. Espero que sea de utilidad. Esperamos tener diferentes páginas eventualmente para varios idiomas extranjeros; hasta entonces, tendremos español e inglés en esta página para hacerla accesible a la mayoría de nuestros usuarios.

Our blog has changed a bit to give volunteers and participants in Community Conversations an easier way to find updated information about groups, and read program news. We hope this page will be useful. We hope to have various pages someday soon for different foreign languages; until that time, we will use both English and Spanish on the page to reach the majority of our mailing list. (If you are a volunteer leader and would like to be able to post on this blog, please contact us at

Friday, June 24, 2011

Intensive English Sessions - July in San José

It's summer up North, a great time for camp, hobbies, and another fun things that aren't possible during the grind of the school year. Luckily for us, some intrepid student volunteers from Northeastern University (Boston) are going to spend part of the summer leading an English camp of their own - intensive conversation sessions - in downtown San José! We hope both new and experienced volunteers will drop by turn this month of sessions into an opportunity for Community Conversations' more permanent groups to make some progress as well. The Northeastern volunteers will be noting successful activities and ideas for addition to our Volunteer Handbook, and gathering information to help us launch new groups. So, experienced volunteers: will you drop by to share a favorite activity or suggestion with the participants, for inclusion in our Handbook? New volunteers: will you visit us so you can see how a conversation session works, and communicate with us about a schedule and location that would work for you for a weekly group? We hope to see you there! The sessions will take place at the IPEA English Center, across from Cine Variedades, from 9 to 11 am on the following dates: July 7 -8, 11-14, 18-22, 26-27. Please write to me (Katherine) at if you would like to join us! Above: a photo from CRML-Northeastern's successful "English camp" in Desamparados in 2010.

Article in Weekly Bulletin of Casa Presidencial

Article in Weekly Bulletin of Casa Presidencial
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